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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.

There are kings and queens in Play School this week: Humpty is king today and he has a crown made for him with things from the Useful Box. Carole cooks a special royal pancake on Tuesday - Pancake Day. On Friday, St. David's Day, Play School welcomes in March with spring flowers from the country.
Today's story is called "Hassan the Carpet Weaver"

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Expecting a Baby: Programme 7: Lying In

During the ten days after the birth a mother learns to cope with the needs of her new baby.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell.
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom: The World Tonight

Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took from the Beachcomber column of the Daily Express.
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Also appearing this week; Eunice Gayson, Ronnie Brody, Denys Palmer, Lionel Wheeler


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Director: John Howard Davies
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
Reader, "The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen": Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Eunice Gayson
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Denys Palmer
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: Breakaway: A World Outside

A time of change
A severing of roots
A readjustment

When a boy leaves home and family for the first time it is always a major event in his life. For Raymond Anderson, a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy with a North Country accent, home for the past few years has been with Dr. Barnardo's. Now he has done with school: all he wants is 'to get out into the world.'


Subject: Raymond Anderson
Director: Charles Denton
Executive Producer: Brian Lewis

: Theatre 625: The Lady is a Liar

by Diego Fabbri
English version by Maddalena Fagandini
With Susan Hampshire, Robert Hardy


Author: Diego Fabbri
English version by: Maddalena Fagandini
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: George R. Foa
Isabella: Susan Hampshire
Adriano: Robert Hardy
Elvira: Eithne Dunne
Dressmaker: Anthony Singleton
Achille: Stanley Bates
Albino: Sean Barrett
Isidoro: Dennis Edwards
Beniamino: Stanley Beard
Paola: Harriette Johns

: International Cabaret

From The Talk of the Town in the heart of London.
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star from Italy, Mina
Jo, Jac, and Joni
from Germany, Morle and Partner
Malcolm Roberts



Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Mina
Performers: Jo, Jac, and Joni
Performers: Morle and Partner
Singer: Malcolm Roberts
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Design: Andrew Dimond
Production: John Street

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.

"Worth seeing? Yes" (Dr. Johnson)



Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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